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Broadcasting merger – why and what will it mean?

Barrie Saunders analyses what we know about the RNZ/TVNZ merger

March 17, 2022
World

New Zealand vulnerable to Ukraine crisis fallout

Geoffrey Miller puts NZ’s new humanitarian visa policy for Ukrainians under the microscope and considers the implications of claims of a potential role for China in Russia’s war against Ukraine

March 16, 2022
Free Speech

Censorship and war time propaganda

Daphna Whitmore: The best we can do is oppose both state and corporate censorship, seek out factual sources, be alert to the propaganda from all sides, and then make up our own minds.

March 15, 2022
sport

NRL is king over not so Super Rugby

Lachlan Waugh: What was most striking for me, was out of the five or six TV screens at the venue, not one was on the Crusaders-Chiefs clash...

March 15, 2022
nz politics

Labour's political proxies do them no favours

Martyn Bradbury: It's not just Jacinda who is the problem, it's her woke social media lynch mob 

March 14, 2022
opinion

The ‘Listener’ professors chalk up another win

Graham Adams: The Royal Society has dropped its disciplinary action against 2 eminent Fellows after a barrage of international outrage. It had little choice if it wanted to avoid further embarrassment

March 14, 2022
nz politics

Autumn of discontent reflected in 1News earthquake poll

Dr Bryce Edwards: rather than an enthusiastic vote of confidence in National and Luxon, it undoubtedly reflects more of a waning confidence in Labour and Ardern.

March 11, 2022
nz politics

Can Three Waters be salvaged, or will Nanaia Mahuta have to go?

Dr Bryce Edwards: There could be very good reasons for introducing a co-governance model. The problem is the Govt has yet to make the case and surveys continue to show the public is deeply unconvinced

March 10, 2022
opinion

Pssst...don't mention iwi

Karl du Fresne: The Govt has tried hyperbole, disinformation & scaremongering – witness the infantile & dishonest “public information & education campaign” at a cost to the taxpayer of $4m.

March 10, 2022
World

How significant is New Zealand’s new Russia sanctions law?

Geoffrey Miller: The breakneck speed at which core elements of New Zealand’s own foreign policy are being rewritten is an echo of equally dramatic changes internationally.

March 10, 2022